Fall 2018

Fields of Dreams

Fields of Dreams

If engineers build stronger magnets, scientists promise they will come … and that discoveries will follow.

The Long Winding Road

The Long Winding Road

Several materials are in the running to build the next generation of superconducting magnets. Which will emerge the victor?

Area residents watch as Florida State University graduate student Travis Drake collects water samples from a stream in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Carbon in the Congo

Water samples collected from the heart of Africa contain clues about carbon cycling worldwide.

DNP Is Having a Moment

DNP Is Having a Moment

A technique called dynamic nuclear polarization is hitting its stride, using electrons to shine a light on complex molecules.

The Case of the Zinc in the Toothpaste

The Case of the Zinc in the Toothpaste

Is there enough zinc in my toothpaste? Polarizing Agent comes to the rescue.

Science Double Feature

Science Double Feature

Researchers combine high magnetic fields and neutrons to learn more about superconductivity.

Attack of the Acronyms

Attack of the Acronyms

The alphabet soup favored by many scientists can make difficult concepts downright incomprehensible.